Journal article

High-throughput capillary electrophoresis for the identification and differentiation of seven species of Eimeria from chickens

RB Gasser, R Skinner, R Fadavi, G Richards, G Morris

ELECTROPHORESIS | WILEY | Published : 2005


A capillary electrophoretic approach has been evaluated for the identification of seven currently recognised species of Eimeria infecting chickens. The second internal transcribed spacer of ribosomal DNA is PCR-amplified from any of the seven species using a single set of oligonucleotide primers (one of which is fluorescently labelled). The amplicons are heat-denatured and subjected to capillary electrophoresis in a MegaBACE 1000 (Amersham). The chromatograms captured are stored electronically and then analysed using MegaBACE Fragment Profiler software. Using control DNA samples representing monospecific lines of Eimeria, specific peaks in the chromatograms were defined for the unequivocal i..

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